Workshops, Courses & Events

This page lists events, workshops and courses hosted or sponsored by OIRM.

Can’t make it in person? Some of our events are live streamed on our YouTube channel. Please click on individual listings for more details.

We encourage live tweeting at our events using #OIRMevents.

Global Speaker Series – James Wells
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In partnership with Medicine by Design, we are pleased to welcome James Wells, PhD, director for research, Division of Endocrinology, and chief scientific officer, Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati

Please check back soon for more details.


Navigating the Regulatory Steps in Biotherapeutic Translation Workshop @ University of Ottawa
Jan 16 – Jan 17 all-day

About the workshop:

The Navigating the Regulatory Steps in Biotherapeutic Translation workshop, jointly hosted by BioCanRx, OIRM and SCN, is designed to provide scientists with an overview of the regulatory landscape and clarify the processes and steps required to translate discoveries into clinical trials. The workshop will provide participating teams with an overview of the steps necessary for developing pre- and full Clinical Trials Application (CTA) submissions to Health Canada, in addition to outlining the process of engaging with Health Canada as pre- and full CTAs are evaluated. In this interactive workshop, teams will also gain exposure to the regulatory considerations surrounding manufacturing and clinical testing, as well as discuss the workshop content and their own use scenarios with subject matter experts in the clinical trials, regulatory processes and cell and virus manufacturing fields.

The goal is to provide investigators with an understanding of the key stages and steps that will be required during the translation of their discoveries into novel biotherapeutic agents, particularly using cells, gene-modified cells, and/or viruses, for cancer and regenerative medicine applications in an academic setting.

For more information about the workshop and how to apply (spaces are limited), please visit the below webpage:

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. (sender’s time), November 25, 2019.